Feb 10, 2013 11:00pm PST
epidemic, more on the progress being made to fight obesity in one of america ' s fastest cities. >>--- fattest cities. >> new orleans, whose rich cuisine draws tourists from around the globe, but its own residents eating choices get much of the blame for the city possibly as high levels of obesity. >> we have some of the biggest people in the world. it has become normalized. that is the real crisis. we think it is ok. >> but not for the health and education policymakers trying to change bad habits from the ground up. >> is kind of coming up out -- from this broccoli, little yellow flowers will grow. >> kids from low income families who really have access to fresh food learn about the nutritional value of the crops they grow themselves. this is one of dozens of local programs around the nation trying to reverse the national epidemic of obesity. >> my favorite part of garden is when we get to learn about food and health and crops that make you strong and big and tall. >> by teaching kids with their food comes from, you were giving them information about the choices that they make.
Feb 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
with the confrontation will deepen. >> reports of gunfire and explosions in a northern city and mali. the french-led a forces recaptured the city last month that they have since been on alert. on saturday, there is a suicide bomber blew itself up a separate -- and a security checkpoint. no one was injured. one day earlier, a soldier was wounded when another suicide bomber targeted the same outpost. >> the suicide attack in the biggest city in the north of mali is significant because it's the second such attack since friday. on friday morning, we saw the first suicide attack since the conflict began since the french arrived. the suicide attacks on the city seemed to be a change of tactics. most of the armed groups that occupied the city and others had been pushed out by air strikes from the french and dutch troops from a ballet. -- troops from mali. but they worry that laying explosives rises on the road could increase the coming months and people of mali will be worried about how they have to deal with it. they're not used to dealing with guerrilla tactics like this and the french ha
Feb 11, 2013 5:30am PST
>> rebels moved to recapture mali's largest city two weeks after being forced out by the french. >> your world news from al jazeera. also ahead -- just weeks after the u.n. found evidence of torture in afghanistan the government admits that it is true. a huge tornado tears through southern mississippi. a state of the emergency declared in four counties. and we will have all the glitz and glamour and results from a bafta's as hollywood's big stars brave the rain on the red carpet. we began with a breaking news from the vatican. that is where local media say pope benedict xvi has announced he will resign. we are hearing he will step down on the 28th of february. he was elected pope as the age of 78. we will be getting more information on this breaking news story in just a couple of minutes right here on al jazeera. stay tuned. it just a reminder, we are hearing from the vatican that pope benedict xvi has resigned. let's find out more and bring in sabine joining us on the telephone from italy. what more could you tell us on this announcement the pope will be resigning february 28?